Happy residents at Stannary Gardens in Chagford, Terry and Margaret Whiting, had lived in Lincoln in a flat just five minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, but 300 miles from their elder daughter and more than twice as far away from their youngest. In 2018, the couple’s thoughts turned to making a sensible move closer to their nearest daughter and taking the first step towards getting the whole family together again.
Terry, an ex-engineering manager, explains: “We felt that at our age, we were a long way away in Lincoln, especially if something happened to one or the other. So, it seemed sensible that we moved closer to our elder daughter who lives in Plymouth. Fortunately, our younger daughter, who lives 700 miles away in France just across the border from Geneva, is now thinking of moving closer to us too sometime in the next few years.
“We didn’t find Blue Cedar Homes, our elder daughter did. She viewed the apartment and fell in love with it. So, when we came down to visit last year, we had a look at Stannary Gardens and Chagford ourselves and decided it was a yes!
Karen Smith, Terry and Margaret’s eldest daughter added: “I was specifically looking for a retirement development so that our parents would benefit from being in an environment with like-minded souls.
“On viewing the apartment, what attracted me above all else was the quality, layout and amount of light entering the apartment from all angles. The balcony, with its views over the development’s pristine gardens to the hills beyond, effectively brings the outside inside – very important as one gets older.
“Chagford is situated in beautiful, unspoilt countryside with plenty to explore and engage in, the village itself offers a warm and friendly community and all the amenities necessary.”
Terry adds: “We think Chagford is a wonderful village and are very happy with the local area. We moved into our apartment in the Crescent in January so haven’t made the most of the communal gardens yet, but when the weather picks up, we certainly shall do.
“We cannot speak highly enough of the people we dealt with. Stephen and Mia were excellent throughout and very helpful when we moved in. We would certainly recommend Blue Cedar Homes.”
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